Saturday, November 01, 2008

Postage Stamp Portraits

The UK's Sutton Coldfield Observer reports an exhbition of postage stamp portraits are on display at a local museum.

Painter and illustrator Pete Mason is displaying his works, including pictures containing 2500 stamps up to 20,000 stamps at the Museum of Cannock Chase until November 14.

The exhibition, entitled Post Pop Art Too! features portraits of such notables as Nelson Mandella, Margaret Thatcher, Princess Diana, Winston Churchill and Simon Cowell.

A part time teacher of art at Kingsmead Technology College, Mason gets many of his stamps from pupils, parents and the local community and also buys them from a dealer.

Shown above, Mason with is his giant stamp portrait of American Idol's Simon Cowell.

To read the entire article, click here.

To visit Mason's website and see more examples of his work, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM